Piazzolla

Xianji Liu - Scarlatti, Tárrega, Sor, Malats, Albéniz, Piazzolla, Coste & Berkeley: Works for Guitar (2017)

Xianji Liu - Scarlatti, Tárrega, Sor, Malats, Albéniz, Piazzolla, Coste & Berkeley: Works for Guitar (2017)
Classical, Guitar | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:44 | 145 MB
Label: Naxos

When Xianji Liu became the first Chinese-born winner of the prestigious Francisco Tárrega International Guitar Competition in 2016, a new star emerged in the world of the classical guitar. Spanning the centuries and crossing the globe from Argentina to Britain, his recital includes some of the most beguiling and evocative pieces ever written for the instrument as well as four transcriptions so idiomatic to the guitar that they sound utterly natural on the six plucked strings.
Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica - Eight Seasons: Vivaldi / Piazzolla (2000)

Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica - Eight Seasons: Vivaldi / Piazzolla (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Contemporary, Tango | Label: Nonesuch | # 79568-2 | 01:03:54

Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer's 2000 release Eight Seasons is a conceptual masterwork. Kremer, long known for his skillful interpretations of Astor Piazzolla's Argentinean tangos, had the brilliant idea of matching four of the Latin master's tone poems of the seasons in his native Buenos Aires with Antonio Vivaldi's conceptually similar masterpiece "The Four Seasons," alternating seasons between the two works. Besides the conceptual perfection of the idea, the performances are exquisite. Kremer and his conservatory orchestra, the Kremerata Baltica, do a particularly masterful job with the Vivaldi, avoiding the ornate bloat that affects so many recordings of this work. Their performances are brisk and to-the-point, with bright tempos that add a vitality not often found in this rather shopworn old standard. As always, Kremer's solos in the Piazzolla works are absolutely superb, with the dramatic flourishes of the massed string section providing startling counterpoint, especially on the breathtaking "Verano Porteno". Eight Seasons is a truly remarkable work by an underrated performer.
ChamberJam Europe - Astor Piazzolla & Marcello Nisinman: Chamber Music (2017)

ChamberJam Europe - Astor Piazzolla & Marcello Nisinman: Chamber Music
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 37:13 min | 175 MB
Label: Berliner Meister Schallplatten | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Tango music lives with a strong tradition of renewing existing compositions with different arrangements, sometimes in a really different style. ChamberJam Europe's new direct-to-disc album takes the listener through the history of Tango in various respects: There are entirely new, modern Tango compositions by Marcelo Nisinman, there are new arrangements of old Tangos, and there is a collection of pieces with the theme "L'histoire du Tango".
Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Candida Thompson - The Argentinian Album: Piazzolla, Ginastera, Golijov (2014)

Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Candida Thompson - The Argentinian Album: Piazzolla, Ginastera, Golijov (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:16 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCS 33014

"I can’t imagine a more diverse palette of sounds, styles and colours than the three composers on this recording. They are unmistakably Argentinian yet tantalisingly different. Between them they represent the vibrant fusion of cultures that exist in Argentina today. In order to give full justice to their music, we researched their personal tastes, sources and sound worlds, looking for the influences that shaped them."
Astor Piazzolla 'Tango!' (Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble) (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Ástor Piazzolla 'Tango!' (Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble) (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20893 kbps / 1080i / 23,976 fps | 84 min | 17,5 Gb
Audio1: DTS-HD MA / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 6492 kbps / 24-bit | Audio3: Dolby Digital Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 384 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 4972 kbps / 23,976 fps | 84 min | 3,86 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Challenge Classics | Sub: English, German, French, Dutch

The Blu-ray version of the release 'Tango!' by the Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble features a video of the studio performance of several of the Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla's most popular pieces, including Verano Porteno, Oblivion, and Libertango. Accompanied by a special documentary, 'Music from the Heart', which presents interviews with ensemble members and behind-the-scenes footage of the studio recording process. The Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble was formed in January 2011 by the critically acclaimed Dutch violinist and violist Isabelle van Keulen especially for a series of concerts in Haarlem's Concertgebouw which showcased the music of Ástor Piazzolla.

VA - The Sound of Piazzolla (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 27, 2017
VA - The Sound of Piazzolla (2017)

VA - The Sound of Piazzolla
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 150:55 min | 349 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2017

Some of the greatest names on today’s classical music scene pay Homage to Astor Piazzolla. Presented in two distinct programmes, the first part highlights the most varied of influences: this is not just about the tango; there are influences from jazz and the classical traditions of Bach and Vivaldi, all brought together here. The second part combines original classical compositions – the ‘tango operita’ María de Buenos Aires, the Tango Ballet and Concierto del Angel.
Ksenija Sidorova - Classical Accordion: J.S.Bach; D. Scarlatti; Mozart; Berio; Schnittke; Nordheim; Takahashi; Piazzolla (2011)

Ksenija Sidorova - Classical Accordion (2011)
J.S.Bach; D. Scarlatti; Mozart; Berio; Schnittke; Nordheim; Takahashi; Piazzolla

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans ~ 98 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Champs Hill Records | # CHRCD019 | Time: 01:08:28

The winner of numerous international competitions, the brilliant young accordion player Ksenija Sidorova here presents her debut recording; a recital for solo classical accordion. A particularly accomplished artist, Ksenija has collaborated with many leading musicians (including the Belcea Quartet, and Valergy Gergiev with the CBSO), and won numerous awards and accolades. Still an underexploited resource in western classical music, the accordion has had a fast-increasing amount of music written for it since the mid-20th Century. Here, Ksenija Sidrova brings a varied recital featuring some of the best contemporary compositions for the classical accordion, alongside transcriptions of well-known works. No composer has been transcribed more often than Bach; but the accordion - heard here in Bachs Overture in the French Style - brings an advantage that few other instruments can offer; its notes do not die away as soon as they are sounded. This allows an array of colouristic possibilities, denied to other musicians.
Versus Ensemble - Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires Suite, Verano Porteño, Milonga del Ange (2007)

Versus Ensemble - Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires Suite, Verano Porteño, Milonga del Ange (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:08:56 | 261 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.570523

This Naxos disc by the five-member Versus Ensemble contains a potpourri of seven different works by Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla. It includes many of his best known major works – the Milonga del ángel, Verano Porteño, Libertango, and Oblivion – plus five excerpts from his least known major work: his operetta Maria de Buenos Aires. Of the 11 tracks here, four feature either vocalist Enrique Moratalla or soprano María Rey-Joly, one features reciter Horacio Ferrer, and six are instrumentals.

Chiacchiaretta & Bandini - Piazzolla: Escualo (2017) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 5, 2017
Chiacchiaretta & Bandini - Piazzolla: Escualo (2017) [TR24][OF]

Chiacchiaretta & Bandini - Piazzolla: Escualo
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 67:56 min | 1.34 GB | Front Cover
Label: Decca / Universal Music LLC | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Two Italian full-blooded musicians and the well-known cellist Erich Oskar Huetter in the tango fever - with a burning longing of the bandone, stress-laden anticipation of the guitar and devotional eroticism of the cello, no heart remains in the right or wrong spot.
Gabriel Castagna, Wurttemberg Philharmonie Reutlingen -  Astor Piazzolla: Symphonic Works (2003)

Astor Piazzolla - Tangazo; Tres Movimientos; Milonga Del Angel; Sinfonietta (2003)
Württemberg Philharmonie Reutlingen, conducted by Gabriel Castagna

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10049 | Time: 00:57:12

The highlight of the Chandos disc is a real rarity, the 1953 Sinfonietta written as a fruit of Piazzolla’s studies with Ginastera prior to his trip to Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Vigorously rhythmic (as one might expect), the three spans are dramatic, sober and jubilant by turns, even if the melodies do lack the distinctive Piazzolla sound. It’s a well-constructed work, though, and Gabriel Castagna’s account is full of verve.